Leonard Chillingsworth

Name    Leonard Chillingsworth

Number   Gunner 1182

Battalion      6th Battery Field Artillery  

Place of Birth   West Bromich

Next of Kin    Mr. J G Chillingsworth at a dairy in Five Dock Sydney

Date and place of enlistment   Mt Eccles 17/8/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 24, 5’ 5”, 11 stone, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion  Church of England

Occupation   farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Cape Helles Gallipoli on 11/7/1915

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Gully Beach Cape Helles but has no known grave he is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked the Mt Eccles area 

The Chillingsworth Family

Leonard Chillingsworth had two brothers in the AIF and all three went to Gallipoli in the first contingent. Dennis was killed in action in France and Howard went through the whole campaign and was decorated for gallantry in the field. Dennis is listed as being from Leongatha. Three other brothers served in the English forces and one was killed in action. He was Ernest who was in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was killed on 17/8/17 and is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Therefore three sons out of six died as a result of this war.

Military History

  • 17/8/1914 He enlisted in Mt Eccles
  • He had been in a territorial artillery brigade in England
  • 20/10/14 Embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Shropshire
  • 11/7/15 He was killed in action at Cape Helles
  • 12/7/15 He was buried in Gully Beach Cape Helles, the markers were removed

Leonard is on the Lone Pine memorial, as he has no known grave.

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